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Simple Greek Salad is a fresh, light, veggie-based salad. It is traditional in Greek cuisine, and perfect for any summer day.

An overhead view of a large bowl filled with greek salad.

Looking for that simple side dish that will leave everyone raving? Bust out a Greek salad! It’s light, it is refreshing, and it’ll leave everyone feeling good. This is one of our go-to potluck items because it can sit well on a table, it’s visually appealing, and it is completely refreshing. 

Has anyone else ever ordered a Greek salad at a restaurant, only to be served a lettuce salad with a few olives and feta cheese? It is so disappointing! Traditional Greek salad does not include lettuce and instead has a base of cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, and feta cheese.

  • Are they any other veggies I can add to Greek salad?

    While the veggies above are considered the traditional way to make a Greek salad, there are a few other veggies you can commonly find included: bell pepper slices, pepperoncini, and radishes to name a few!

  • Fresh vs. Bottled Lemon Juice:

    Freshly squeezed lemon juice is always best, especially in a freshly made salad dressing. Anytime that lemon flavor is meant to shine in a recipe, you will need to use fresh juice.

  • What variety of cucumbers should I use?

    The variety of cucumber you use depends only on your preference! Any cucumbers can be used, so whether you prefer English cucumbers, mini cucumbers, or regular cucumbers, they will all work here.

  • Storage Instructions:

    Greek salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

A wooden spoon dipped into a bowl of greek salad.

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Overhead view of a serving bowl and a side salad plate filled with greek salad.
Simple Greek Salad is a fresh, light, veggie-based salad. It is traditional in Greek cuisine, and perfect for any summer day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients

Greek Salad

  • 1 English cucumber , diced
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 medium red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives , whole or halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese diced or crumbled

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper , or to taste
Instructions
  • In a large bowl, toss together cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives, and feta cheese.
  • In a small mixing bowl, make your dressing by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine until dressing is evenly distributed. Serve.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Salad
Overhead view of a serving bowl and a side salad plate filled with greek salad.
Simple Greek Salad is a fresh, light, veggie-based salad. It is traditional in Greek cuisine, and perfect for any summer day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients

Greek Salad

  • 1 English cucumber , diced
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 medium red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives , whole or halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese diced or crumbled

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper , or to taste
Instructions
  • In a large bowl, toss together cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives, and feta cheese.
  • In a small mixing bowl, make your dressing by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine until dressing is evenly distributed. Serve.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Salad
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Cec Wood
April 15, 2021 10:54 am

I like to add a cup of mini farfalle

Dawnj
August 5, 2019 6:02 pm

We enjoy this Simple Greek Salad as the main course on hot summer days. I have made many of your salad recipes and every one is a winner. Thank you, now my family requests me to make (your) salad(s)! 😉

Karen Smith
April 17, 2021 10:56 pm

An authentic Greek recipe. In Greece, they always put the block of feta on the salad. They want you to know that it’s new cheese, not leftover! Yummy!

gigi
April 17, 2021 2:10 pm

This is also known as “village” or “Peasant” salad in Greece, your recipe is spot on perfect. Are you Greek like me?

Peter Tom Marsters
April 15, 2021 6:02 pm

My family love this salad. Thank you

Rita Rainwater
April 8, 2021 12:57 pm

5 stars
They look so yummy I will be making them soon.

Marilyn Jackson
April 3, 2021 4:10 pm

5 stars
Excellent!!!
Refreshing
Delicious
Love, Love, Love this!
Thank you Rachel for sharing! You’re wonderful and so talented!

Lori J Jankowski
March 23, 2021 5:02 pm

5 stars
Salad ingredients were a nice combination. The dressing was simple, yet so flavourful. A definite go-to for Greek Salad!

Carol Curreri-Stoneburner
March 22, 2021 7:28 am

5 stars
Looks soooo good! Gonna try for sure!

March 21, 2021 10:50 pm

5 stars
Easy & we eat this one regularly,

Jo Vaughn
March 21, 2021 9:34 pm

5 stars
That looks. And Sounds Delish. Where do I buy the Stuffed Green Leaves Stuffed with Rice.
Thank You so much for the recipe!!

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